I would first like to thank everyone here for being so welcoming to us newcomers! Of all of the different types of forums I've been involved with,
this one really has some of the most intelligent, critically thinking individuals I've come across.
I simply want to tell of my first UFO sighting. It doesn't seem to out of the ordinary, as far as these types of things go. But I've only told three
people of it, all of whom were very interested, and took me seriously. One of them has had many, many paranormal experiences throughout his life. He
could literally fill books with what he's experienced. I would like to share this story with my new ATS friends. I had another amazing experience a
couple days ago, but will save that for another thread...
November 13 of last year (2012) was a Saturday. The time was 10:15 p.m. It was clear and calm out that night. I live about two and a half hours east
of St. Louis on the outskirts of a town of about 20,000 people.
I decided to make a quick run to the grocery store to pick up a couple items I wanted to have for the evening. Walking out of our side door and toward
my truck, I was immediately struck with the sight of three (seemingly) large, round, orange/red lights in a triangle formation. I was stumbling around
our front yard mumbling to myself "WTF. WTF is that." The lights did not just appear, they were already visible when I stepped outside. The
object(s) appeared to be no more than 100 feet off of the ground, at a distance of approximately 300-400 yards. The air space it was in was between a
residential area with mostly middle age/older people and woods. Mind you, I don't drink, and wasn't altered in any way.
The lights were constant, and visually identical to each other...no flickering, pulsing, or flashing. The lights also did not deviate from their
formation at all. It was either one very large craft, or three perfectly synched crafts. I assume it was one, but cannot say with complete certainty.
It was (very deliberately and smoothly, not too quickly) ascending (from my point of view) southwest at approximately a 45° angle to the ground.
After watching in complete shock for about 30-40 seconds, they lights faded away. It was as if someone had a dimmer switch and slowly turned it off. I
have no idea what happened at that point. I don't know if the entire craft disappeared (assuming it was one craft, not several), if it took off at an
impossible rate of speed directly away from me, or what. Another point to make was that whatever it was made no sound that I could hear. It was dead
silent outside. I've seen Chinese lanterns, by the way. This was definitely not the case. Not even close.
I'm going to try to imbed an image I re-created in Photoshop to give you an idea of what I witnessed. It's pretty accurate. The lights may be a bit
oversized, however. The yellow arrow indicates the direction of travel. I didn't get any pictures, sadly. Something told me it wouldn't last long,
and I didn't want to go in the house to find the camera, knowing I would miss something this important. I felt that my memories and mental images
were not worth losing.
I've always watched the skies, but never seen anything too surprising. I am so very fortunate and grateful to have witnessed this. It's one of those
rare moments in life that makes you realize there is so much more to what we know. Thanks for reading!